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The Balkans : A Post-Communist History - Robert Bideleux

The Balkans

A Post-Communist History

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Published: 16th November 2006
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An excellent companion volume to the successful A History of Eastern Europe, this is a country-by-country treatment of the contemporary history of each of the Balkan states: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova.

With a distinctive conceptual framework for explaining divergent patterns of historical change, the book shifts the emphasis away from traditional cultural explanations and concentrates on the pervasive influence of strongly entrenched vertical power-structures and power-relations.

Focusing on political and economic continuities and changes since the 1980s, The Balkans includes brief overviews of the history of each state prior to the 1980s to provide the background to enable all students of Eastern European history to make sense of the more recent developments.

'A very balanced and informative guide for any reader, especially university students... a penetrating analysis... presents shrewd and thought-provoking analysis.' - Tribune

Introduction
Poland
Hungary
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Romania
Bulgaria
Albania
Yugoslav Successor States
Epilogue
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415229630
ISBN-10: 0415229634
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 16th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.56  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1